Skip to comments.'Three Little Pigs CD' Banned From Government-Backed Awards For Offending Muslims And Builders
Posted on 01/23/2008 6:32:50 PM PST by DogByte6RER
'Three Little Pigs CD' banned from Government-backed awards for offending Muslims and builders
By SARAH HARRIS
A story based on The Three Little Pigs has been rejected by a Government-backed awards event because it might offend Muslims... and builders.
The digital book, retelling the classic children's tale, was criticised by judges who said "the use of pigs raises cultural issues".
They also claimed the award-winning CD-rom, entitled The Three Little Cowboy Builders, might "alienate parts of the workforce (building trade)".
The "virtual" book is designed for use on computers and interactive whiteboards and aimed at primary school children.
Its publishers, Shoo-Fly, insist there is nothing offensive in it.
But judges for the annual BETT awards, which recognise excellence in educational technology, claimed they had "concerns about the Asian community" and insisted "the use of pigs raises cultural issues".
As a result, they "could not recommend this product to the Muslim community".
Anne Curtis, of Newcastle-based Shoo Fly, said the idea that including pigs in a story could be interpreted as racism was a "slap in the face" and described the criticism as "inflammatory".
Mrs Curtis said the product was "tongue in cheek" and took a humorous look at the building trade, with an attack on cowboy builders.
The awards are run by Becta, the Government's educational technology agency, Emap Education and the British Educational Suppliers Association.
They said: "This failed to reach the required standard across a number of criteria... In particular, the product was not sufficiently convincing on curriculum and innovation grounds to be shortlisted."
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This is a joke, right?
If these guys sneezed they’d die of a heart attack. Pigs are pigs for pete’s sake. Are they really that much of a coward?
I expect a name like “Shoo-fly” would probably get some of our race pimps wound up here in the states, too.
Not a peep about offending Cowboys though? WTF?
Beat me to it...but I’m afraid it’s not.
Britain is lost.
This is stupid.
I’ll bet these British fops would promote “Brokeback Mountain: The Book” for children.
THen they would really have their “heads up” for the Moslem backlash and backslash.
Britain: The bad dream that still exists.
Guess you can still say “Long live the Queen” (and not mean Freddie Mercury). But not for long!
We should at least show some tolerance for muslims and their beliefs. In their religion, they regard pigs as unclean, so they shouldn’t be just carelessly discussed unless referring to Jews or Christians.
This little piggy became a dhimmi.
This little piggy stayed home.
This little piggy converted to Islam.
This little piggy did not.
And this little piggy got his head cut off for offending Muslims.
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